Yes, I’m on the Tim Tebow bandwagon.
But I didn’t start there. I hated him in college when he played for Florida — being a UT fan (and we’re talking Tenn, not Texas), that’s a requirement.
Even though he crushed UT each and every year, I loved seeing him stumble. I laughed when he cried in the press conference after they lost a game they shouldn’t, and I laughed even harder after he lost to Alabama and cried there, as well.
I’ve pulled against Tebow the entire way, even when he first landed in the pros.
But, over time — and it doesn’t have shit to do with his religion, believe me — he has absolutely won me over.
And I as researched him, learned about the broken-leg story in high school — yeah, he played nearly an entire game with a broken leg (even scored a 20-yard touchdown) — and watched with disbelief his determination and drive, he completely started winning me over.
So, in total Stan mode, I began researching him further. And when I learned of his late-night workouts, the push-ups he does in the middle of the aisle while on planes, the record-number of passes he throws prior to each game, I connected with that work ethic. Especially when I compare that to the take-it-for-granted pathetic-ness of so many other pro players.
So I evolved into a Tebow fan, and it’s grown into a bit of an obsession given how the Broncos (and now the Jets) treated him. Bottom line is this: I’m completely on board now.
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give, a book I believe to be worth $10,000.